Honors and Awards

David Ray has received honors including:

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2008 Paterson Award for Literary Excellence for When

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2007 Paterson Award for Literary Excellence for Music of Time

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2005 Finalist in Paterson Poetry Prize for One Thousand Years

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2003 Finalist in the Strokestown Poetry Contest, Ireland, for the poem "Grace Under Fire"

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2001 The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Poetry Prize

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1999 The Richard Snyder Memorial award from Ashland Poetry Press for Demons in the Diner

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1999 Flyway Literary Review's Poetry Award

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1998 Amelia longpoem award for "Letter from Arizona to Dave Ignatow"

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1997 Explorations magazine prize for poetry

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1997 New Millennium Writings poetry award

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1997 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award from the Poetry Center, Paterson, NJ

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1996 New England Poetry Club Daniel Varoujan Award

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1994 William Carlos Williams prize from the Poetry Society of America for Wool Highways

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1993 H.G. Roberts Foundation Writing Awards for a poem and a creative essay

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1988 Maurice English Award for Poetry for Sam's Book

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1984 Fellowship, Rockefeller Conference & Study Center, Bellagio, Italy

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1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987 P.E.N. Syndicated Fiction Awards for short stories

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1983 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Creative Writing

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1982 N.T. Veatch Award for Distinguished Research & Creative Activity from University of Missouri

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1981-1982 Indo-U.S. Fellowship from Council for International Exchange of Scholars

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1979 William Carlos Williams prize from the Poetry Society of America for The Tramp's Cup

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1979 Editorial Fellowship awarded by the Coordinating Council of Literary  Magazines

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1966-1971 Fellowship from the Abraham Woursell Foundation and the University of Vienna

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